Category: General Press Releases

UPDATE: Church Street and Neil Street Lane Closures

Champaign – Due to complications experienced with their precast panel installation, English Brothers is altering the previously scheduled plan, the new plan is as follows: In order to set a crane and place precast panels at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will be closing the following lanes of Church Street and […]

Public Open House for Windsor Road/I57 Bridge Approaches Complete Street Project

On Thursday, September 5, 2013, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., a Public Open House will be held at Champaign Fire Station No. 6, 3911 West Windsor Road, for the Windsor Road / Interstate 57 Bridge Approaches Complete Street Project. Visitors to the Open House will be able to view pre-final design exhibits of the […]

Student Book Giveaway Offers Free Book from Library Bookstore

The Champaign Public Library houses two floors of library—and one floor of bookstore. The weekend of September 7 and 8, students of all ages are invited to discover the FriendShop, the bookstore inside the library, and take home one regular-priced book free of charge. It’s a back-to-school gift from the Library Friends, who volunteer at […]

Library Receives $12,500 Grant for Teen Program at Douglass Branch

For the 14th consecutive year, the library has received a Project Next Generation (PNG) grant from the Illinois State Library. PNG is a state and federally funded program with the goal of providing low-income middle-school access to new technologies and the opportunity to develop technological skills in a safe and friendly environment. The $12,500 grant […]

2013 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana have selected the 2013 recipients of the eleventh annual Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. One (1) individual and three (3) organizations will be honored at a reception and awards program on Thursday, September 26th, at the I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign at 5:45 p.m. Tickets […]

Ready Set Read! Program Receives Support from Local Organizations

The Champaign Public Library’s new early literacy initiative has caught the attention of a number of organizations. Recently, Champaign West Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club of Champaign-Urbana made gifts in support of the program and Rotary members helped prepare Ready Set Read! bags to be distributed this fall and spring. Each bag has items that […]

2013 Campus Move-In Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will be increasing enforcement the weeks of August 18th and August 25th in an attempt to eliminate large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters on campus. Property owners will be issued notices giving them 24 hours in which to remove accumulations of trash. If the trash remains […]

Feed the Thing During Turn-over

As the fall semester begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign is launching a recycle event to assist those moving out and moving in on August 18-26, 2013. The goal of the event is to provide students living in multifamily buildings (apartments with five or more units), fraternities, sororities, and Private Certified […]

August Campus Turnover Recycle and Reuse Events

As summer turnover begins at the University of Illinois, the City of Champaign and local non-profit agencies are continuing their effort to encourage the students living in multi-family buildings, fraternities, sororities, and private certified housing to donate any unwanted items that can be resold or reused. Two dates have been scheduled for drop off: Tuesday, […]

Mayor Gerard’s Emergency Order for Saturday July 20, 2013 Champaign Music Festival

EMERGENCY ORDER I, Don Gerard, in my capacity as the Liquor Commissioner for the City of Champaign, Illinois, and pursuant to aut hority granted me in Section 5-91.1 of the Champaign Municipal Code, 1985 as amended, entitled “Emergency powers,” do hereby enter the following emergency order in relation to the event known as Champaign Music […]